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Article 3 : Scope of intervention
 

Scope of intervention

The scope of conditions which Osteopath can help treat includes

For adults:
- Orthopaedic problems (joint mobility, joint pain and disorders, back pain, etc)
- Neurology and Rheumatology (slipped disc, sciatica, neuralgia, neck pain, etc)
- Respiratory system (breathing disorders, anxiety, etc)
- Digestive problems (functional disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, etc)
- Head – ear, nose and throat infections, especially when chronic in childhood
- Genital and urinary systems (chronic bladder infections, incontinence, etc)
- Sleeping disorders
- Lack of concentration, low vitality, chronic fatigue and depression
- Endocrinology disorder
- Dental disorder (Post dental trauma)
- In general, trauma related syndromes

For babies:
- Crying, screaming, irritability
- Feeding difficulties, sickness
- Colic, constipation and wind
- Sleep disturbance

For children:
- Children’s hyperactivity
- Dyslexia
- Colic, constipation
- Disturbed sleeping patterns
- Dental disorder and orthodontic work

N.B. This is a non exhaustive list of conditions and symptoms where osteopathic consultation would be suitable.

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Osteopaths recognize the limits to their scope of action. They do not claim to treat all ailments, for example degenerative diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis; genetic disorders, including cystic fibrosis and myopathy and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, Aids and tetanus.


Some examples of the areas where Osteopathy can be an effective treatment:
- Preventative medicine, in order to maintain good health.
- Disorders occurring following a fall, a bump or an accident with injury, even if there is no apparent connection between the event and the subsequent problem.
- Persistent symptoms that have not been diagnosed by a medical practitioner.
- Stress, fatigue or simply a desire to get in touch with one’s own body.
- Re-establishing balance and inner harmony following long medical treatments for severe illness.
- Chronic back pain.
- Rheumatism, osteoarthritis, lower back pains.
- Neuralgia, sciatica, migraine headaches.

This list is not exhaustive.

 

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